(2011/03/14) domusBITae is preparing a proposal to the ALFA III Programme of
co-operation between Higher Education Institutions of the European Union and Latin America, belonging to the EuropeAid Development and Cooperation Frame of the European Commision. The proposal is aimed at developing an international academic programme, particulary focused in contributing to the erection of a Common Higher Education Area in LA, in which information represent the thread of commonality among different scientific disciplines. To this end 3 major goals are pursued (1) the broadening and consolidation of an open e-Science environment for the cross-disciplinary study of information at a regional and global scale, aimed at promoting an interdisciplinary culture; (2) the development of cross-disciplinary educational programmes based on the natural, technical, social and human aspects of information, aimed at contributing to the erection of a Common Higher Education Area; (3) the support of academic and training programmes by means of open information infrastructures.
Due to programme constraints, only domusBITae members of 2 EU countries can be partners of the proposed action together with at least 4 Higher Education Institutions of 4 LA countries. The rest of domusBITae members will be included as associates, for whom per diem and travel expenses are eligible costs.
Until 25/03/2011 a brief description (4 pages) of the proposal has to be submitted. In case of being elected, a full proposal has to be presented after an invitation in which the deadline is specified.